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OUGHT MILLIONS fHE CALEDONIAN-RECORD The Weather Fair tonight and prob ably Saturday. No chance in temperature. Light variablo winds. A Newspaper Covering the fìntil e Northeast Sec tion of Vermont State Kvery Working Day, LATEST EDITION VOI V NUMHER 51 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, FRI DAY, AUGUST27, 1920 PRICE TWO CENTS .ALLA, A VE PONZI $200 IM Night of Wild and Glorious Pleasure Opens Centennial Celebration at Orlean l'ho four day Centennial Celebration, marking the one lumdredth anniversaiy of the foimcling of Orleans was opened Thursday evening amid a wild rcjgn of gaiety. Never bofore in the history of this progressive little villa :uis .elicli a tremondous eiowd thrcngod the strcots to par tecipate in i.'.i observanre of any na tine. I'omp and ccroniony was en tiiely larking, but the fa et remains tjiat cvti'v r.uin, woman and chiù! in town had "t he timo of bis life". lie strietions were cast to the- four winds and as a i esult, evoi y merry-maker nlaxeil, and just aetod erazy. lt is estimateci that more tlian 4,(100 peisons Jrom various sections ni the eo'.inty and state narucipatod in the gran I jubilee. Voline: and old mixed togother in perfeet bannony, ali bent on one ihing, and that was huving o ìc grand, glorious timo. Automoliles were parkod for bloeks alone; the lower pai't of the Mairi stroe'. and also on the side strcots. Many folks drove in from the country in tennis wbile it is noi unlikely that stili more "hikod" in from sui rounditi" territories. One remarkablo tli injj- in connec tion with the celebration which I should be mentioned is the excellent j wav in which the crowd behaved on j the streets. Deputy Sheiff Frank Pailin of j Orleans, Deputy Sheriir George Jen nings of Barlon and live succiai m- lice we.-o dologatod to hnndle the l throng. Strade to sav there was not ( a pimelo romiilaint from anv sor. ree, ! which only j.vocs to show that a la ivo crowd can thoroughk- enjoy them selvos without becoming obnoxious. SlierifT Pa-lin was more than pleased with the fine wav in which everyone conducted hiniself artd he exprèssod no none tnr.t cvervthmg would fonvard s moothlv durine- the mainino: day of the" celebration. co re- v ThrouK'h a mistake the CALEDONIAN-RECORD i-lated that the BASEBALL GAME between BARRE and FAIRBANKS would be played Friday. .The pime takes place SATURDAY at the Campus Read thc'Baseball ad on page 4 From which you VI We have on sale a nice little assortment of late Summer Suits which are meeting very favorable comment. VH The ekoery greoting "Orleans In- ! vites ina to . t ome to Orleans brought rosults in ILe wav of pettini? oulsidors to visit the villane du'ing the celebration. 1 copie from Ballon, Si. Johnsbury, North Troy and oth c : idaees are in town to alterni the bij.; doings. The celebiation was oflicially opi-ned in Post Obice squaro at 7 o clock Tbursday evening. The ni.rht's program included a band con cfit by the augmented Orleans Town U:i:id, a Street carnival in which about 50 nersons pai ticipaled and j t-,vo dances, one at the Opera house ;u:d the other at Pylhian Hall, j Thr band concert was e.-.peciaily fine. The band was sciite:! on a huge j baiti stand ereetod in front of the ! l'..-t oilieo. Bit-achei- seats, with a cu- paciiy ot about 0(1(1 were built in i tront of the Valloy House, prineipal ! iv for the u-o of the ladies. Every -e::', was packed and the trov (i or 8 l'eri deei) alon' the st: (1 stood eet and sidewalks. AH of the purticipants in the r.i.il were uootl, but ome were cai bei tt . than 'fboso Clowns: others. in the Carnival included: Miss Mildrc'l Hanscom, Mis Mae. Willey, Miss Minnie Stannard. beatrice Stearns, Miss Froda SU'arns. Miss Po; sis Stearns, Mr. Blanee Harris, Mrs. Jean Swett, Mrs. Ella Wilson Mrs. Gladys Joslyn and Mrs. Muriel Brooks. Pierrtten: Miss Thelma Stearns, Miss Veni Richardson, Miss Fvan res Rennett", and Miss Marion Chaf- I loc. Gypsy Girls: Mrs. Eertha Bullard. ' Miss Ruth Churchill, Miss Rem ' Miss Clarabclle Sheldon, and Miss j Gertrude Vv'heeler. ( Spanish Giils: Miss Viva Potter, ; Miss Mildred Ordwav and Miss Doris 1 Dickens. Devil: Miss Dorothv Harris. Jockeys: Miss Mattie Gauvin and ! Miss Clemma Converse. Cow Girls: Miss Elennor Lyon, Miss Gertrude Heath, Miss Evelyn Kinney, and Miss Pauline Richanl ; .--on. I I-olIies: Miss Priscilla Alden, Miss (Continuod on Pnc;e 5) SET OUR Coiiiter can procure your Gingham, Voiles, Towels, etc. Onusual Prices on Raincoats TRUCK BREAKS THRGUGH BRIDGE AT WATERFORD Aulomobilists Over Roosc- SIl Trai Must Detour ?T lo Monroe, N. H. Travolti ')ver the Koosevelt Ilih- wav irom !?.. 'Sdohr.sbury iato New Hampshire wiliiyor a few wiìk xir a tew oays oe forced to talee a detour across the (;onnecticut Uiver bridge at Barnet instead of Waterford on account of a il accident to the Waterford bridge. At about 2 o'clock on Thursdayafter noon, a truck belonging- to a New Hampshire lumbering' finn broke through the plankinp- of the bridge, which has receivcd a lot of heavy traflic this summer. The truck had a heavy load of lumber, chainod on, and as it was bouud cast across the bridge, the rear wheels broke through. But for the faét that the long- lumber protruded over the rear of the truck body, the truck and its driver, whose identitv could not be aseertained, would have been plung-i ed into the river below, but the lum ber caught and held the vehicle from sinking clear through. It is now in the Waterford bridge. Immediatoly afetr the accident. Fred Follansb- of St. jDhnsbury with his young son, Robert, and Mr. Fritz,' a traveling- man, cime upor the scene, bound for the Follansb home on Main Street, in St. Johns bury. They carne just too late to cross the bridge, and while they in spected the damage, and made sure that no one was hurt, a large num ber of other automobile bound in both directions collected at both ends of the bridge. The numbtr of cars that pass over the bridge daily cannot be estimateti, but it is almost certain that a largc number succeede 1 in crossine: il vvithout mishan on Thursday before the truck broke through, and it is genei ally hi lieved that the truck was overloaderì. It is "possible that weak planking. which hi's been badly worn by the continuous stream of tourists' aiitomobilcs, was responsible. The dotour through Barnet bridge involves about ten miles more of rDad fhan the direct route along- the Roosevelt highwav through Water forti, antl p.irt of it is on poorer road. After crossing the Barnet bridge, the route leads directly up the New Hampshire side of the Connecti cut River to the Waterford end of the broken bridge, and thence by main road. If anv party, going as far as Littleton desi re to keep on o-ood road, its route would be to Woods ville and thence to Littleton addir.g 20 miles to the fornici- distance. RECEIVERS OF PONZI SEEK RETURN OF $50,000 BOSTON, Aug. 27 The receiver in bankruptcy of Charles Ponzi took legai steps today to add to his assets the suiti of $5(),)00 which he is alleged to have paid Joseph Daniels in settle ment of a suit by Daniels to estab lish a partnership interest in the Securities Exchange Co. Daniels in his suit alleged that he loaned Ponzi the $200 which starteli the "Get Rich Cuick (Jperator" in business. The reeeivors action is in the forni of a bill of etjuity to have Daniels by an ortkr of the court curn over to the reccivers the money he had from Ponzi. Tlicy allcge that at the t ime the settlement was made Ponzi was insolvent antl that the settlement was fradulent and intended to .lefraud other creditors. The receivers claim ed that Daniels gave no valiti consid eiation for the transfer. Stale Board of Education Removcs Supt. Young The State Board of Education by a unanimous vote have taken action in the case of Supt. W. H. Young and ho has been removed as superin tontlent of the St. Johnsbury public schools to tako etfect Scpt. 1. This ends a somcwhat complicateti silua tion which first became known when Commissioner Hillegas asked for Supt, Young's resignation in the . ,-pring. . The St. Johnsbury school directors mett the Sfitte Board mi Education next week to complete the arrange nn nts for Mr. Young's successo!-. C. C. Hitchcock o Syracu-e. N. Y., w ili be. the now superintendent and is ex pocted bere next week. Ile has been an inspcetor in the schools of New. York state where he has also served is an instructor and principal. "OLD STUFF" DECLARES BOSTON NEWSPAPER READER IN DISGUST "Old Stufi"' saitl a Boston daily newspaper leader when he picked up his Boston paper at 4 o'clock yesterday atternoon. He read Ibis big heatlline: Suf frago probably will be Proclaim etl Today." Nearly two hours before his Boston paper reachtd town on the afternoon train.ho had read in the Caledonian Record "Signs Efiual Suffrago Bill. Women Win Compleje Vie tory and Can Now Register for Presidential Elcction." The story told of Secretary Colby having signed the Woman Suf frago proclarnation. In another column of the Bos ton paper he read: "Predict Tumble in Price of Goal." In the Calodonian-Record he read what the prices in Boston actually were and that they had been boosted instead of dropped. As Boston sets the New England prices he began to worry about his coal supply. The rapidly increasing cir culation of the Caledonian-Re-conl is a testimonial to the fact that Northern Vermont is now firmly convinced that they do not have to depend upon Democratic Boston papers to get the real news, while it is news. You get the big news of the world, the State news antl ali the home town news While It Is News, in the Caledonian-Record. Order your copy today as we are selline; out about every night and many disappointed people have failed to get their paper because they were not regular customers. School For BOYS Goodyear Welt Stitchdown Boys' Calf Shoes Girls' Gun Metal Shoes Our School Shoes are gaining new friends every day. Parents are quick to appreciate the coirj bination of style, comfort and wear at a minimum cost. Leather inpiersoles, Leather counters and Leath er box toes. ASSELIN BROS. VAIL SCHOOL MAY GO TO THE INST1TUTE State Board Will Recom niend that Lcgislatiut; Take This Action The Sitate Board of Education ha i an importuni conferonce at Lyntlon viile Thursday evening antl as a re sult will recommend to the next leg islature that the Vail School of Agriculture, which the late Theo. N. Vail deeded to t,he state some six ycars ago, be given up and that the pioperty revert to Lyndon lnstitute. The State Board inviteli to this coni'erence a half tlozen representa tive farmers from ali parls of the state, including W. N. Cady, of Mitl dbbury, F. H. Bickfortl of Bradford, F. L. Davis of Hartford, G. A. Da vis of Rullanti town, Horatio E. Luce ol Pomfret and E. S. Brigham, State Commissioner of Agriculture from St. Albans. These mon made a thorough investigation of the Vai! i'arms ail properlies Thursday after noon. Latei in conference with the State board they gave as their judg mer.t that the bost intercsts ot the state woultl bo served by abandon ing the Vail school and i'arms and al lowing these properties to revert un der the terms ot the deed of gift to Lyndon lnstitute. Acting on their counsel the State Bearti at a .subsetjuent meeting adopt ed a resolution stating it to be the .scuse of the Board that it shoultl rec ommend to the next Legislature the abandonment of the properties. The ur.animous opinion of these represen tative farmers was taken as an ex pifssion of the farmers of the state as a whole respociing this, matter. In view of the conditions that woultl neeessarily hamper the school uiuier the situation as it now- exists, tiie Board decidetl to postpone the optning of the school until after the Legislature has had an opporlunity to act, providing that this can bi done without forfeiting any of the Stnte's interests in the properties. To tliis end an arrangement is' under way vith Lyndon lnstitute whereby the lattei- institution is expectetl to wuive anv claim for forfeiture on the pait of the State until the Legisla ture has actecl. The details connected with this pian respecting the Vail school are loft to a committee of the Stato Board to adjust. This proposod ar rangement was very satisfactory to the trustoes of Lyndon lnstitute as it gives the lnstitute a large property, which if not profitable to be employ td, -Jirectly, can be. sold wholly or in part by the owners. SOVIET TROOPS FIGHTING i ON PRUSSIAN FRONTIER i WARSAW, Aug. 27 Russian So- j viet troops who took refuge in Prus- ! sia are fightin"- the Poles along the i frontier. An officiai statement issuetl j just before last midnight says that two Soviet batteries hauled by the rct reatina- Russians f.red upon the Poles and taht the Soviet forces are also using machine guns against the Poles on this sector. Tolish trojops who have reached the frontier have been cautioned by their commandors not to fi re upon German territory. . Shoes and GIRLS $3.33 to $1.85 $3.00 to $5.00 $2.80 to $6.00 Spot Republican Leaders Deny Chargesf of Governor Cox In Red Hot Statements (By the Associated Press) NEW YORK, Aug. 27 Chairman Hayes of the Re publican National Committee in a statement issued to day saicl: "Of course Candidate Cox failed to prove as he has failed to prove and will fail to prove his charges. This is simply because the charges i . are false . He says millions have been put into the Republican national committee bv sinister influcnces to corrupt the electorate. He first is reportétl to have said a hundred mil lion, then Secretary Roosevelt said .'50 million, then Cox sani 15 million while now Cox says 8 million. rie attempi.-? to prove fh:s by cpiot ing from the oliicial bulletin of the Ways antl Means committee of the Republican National Committee. A transcript that is publi.-hed every few tlays antl sent broadcast over the country to party members and to newspapers to instili interest among the workers, and from an alleged quota sbeet which he claims indicates the amount to be raisetl in certain cit ies which he tloes not even charge was adopted or any operation had there under. Candidate Cox, himself a million aire, has had such intimate knowl edge of the waisting of millions in airc.-aft production in his state and Sec. Roosevelt has had such an inti mate knowledge of the burning of billions by the admin.istration of which he has been an important part, that these men dream in millions. They will have an opportunity in Chicago to prove his insult to the thousands of good citizens ali over the country which are counted in the Republican party. Incidentally, they will have a chance next wee"k to indi cate the exposure of their own money both of their national commit mi uumm.i.- tee"and other agencies ouxaicie their national committee raising money to try to aid in Candidate Cox's election." REPUBLICAN TREASURER DENIES COX CHARGES CHICAGO, Aug-, 27 "Gov. James Cox's schedule of Republican cam paign funds in the 51 principal cft ics is a phony list which I have Saturday Special Legs Lamb 3Sc lb Sirloin Roasts Beef 35c lb Extra Fancv Tot Roasts 22c lb Stewing Beef 15c lb Bacon 38c, 3 Ibs. $1.00 Weeks & Barrett A wise philosopher once said, "Of ali things to kbe desired the first is Good Health, second Wisdom third, well-gotten Wealth." Therefore use The American Liver Tablet The Ideal Laxative. The American Throat Tablet For Catarrh, Sore Throat or Croup, and NAZÓL For Colds or Catarrh. At Ali Druggists. never board of bofore," Fred Up bani, Republican National treasurer declarotl today on his return l'ioni New York. "Soniebody must have played a joke on the governor," Mr. Upham declared. The Republican National Committee have never ap portionetl any tjuotas to citios. "The only quotas asigned were made to statos to be used for both state and national campaigns. Each city des ignated city's tiuotas as desii-ed." He reiterateti the statement of chaiiman Hayes that the butlget for the na tional campaign totalled slightly over threo million and tlenietl Gov. Cox's charge that he was planning to raise in oxcess of fifteen million. CHARGE "DUMMIES" ON REPUBLICAN LISTS NEW YORK, Aug. 27 Governor Cox, Democratic presidential nomi nee, indicated here today that he would make further exposures of Re publican campaign funds within a week. Pausing here for scarcely more than an hour on his way from Pittsburg to New Haven, Gov. Cox conferred with party leftders on the effect of his speech in Pittsburg last night at which he presented informa tion hearing in his charge that Re publicans were raising a $15,000,000 fund to buy the presidency. Just before .his train pulled out he received newspaper men. Asked if he would thrust his charges further, Mr. . y-. -, t,rTr. t,.j, ,,vit,-T-'ititr--t-7i-i'ws.--tA-- anannouncementby Will Hays, chair man of the Republican National com mittee that individuai campaign con tributions wóuld be restricted to$2000 Mr. Cox said: "Mr. Hays knows that such a statement isn't true. The methods used by the Repub- (Continued on page five) Our equipment and irrangements show jupreme dignity. We are aiming ali the while to sell service and satis faction with our merchandise and to show courtesy on ali occasiona. Sse our line, of Hammocks and Re frigerators. Prices are right.